Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Tri;e
1 cup egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1¼ cups sugar
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup half-and-half
¼ cup pureed Primavera* fresh sweet cherries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ;our
;⁄; cup pitted and ;nely
chopped Primavera* fresh
sweet cherries, divided
1½ cups ;nely chopped Primavera*
fresh sweet cherries
1½ cups shaved chocolate
1 cup prepared whipped cream
Preheat oven to 325°F. To prepare the cake, with an electric mixer, beat egg
whites with salt and cream of tartar until they begin to foam. Add sugar and
beat until sti; peaks form. Mix in vanilla. Carefully fold in ;our.
Pour half of the batter into an ungreased 9-inch tube pan and top with half of
the chopped cherries. Pour in the remaining batter and sprinkle on the remaining
cherries. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool
before removing from the pan. To prepare the ;lling, blend cream cheese and
sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add half-and-half and pureed cherries.
To assemble, cut the cake into 1- to 1½-inch cubes. In a tri;e dish, place an even
layer of cake cubes and cheesecake ;lling. Sprinkle with chopped cherries and
shaved chocolate. Repeat layers until the tri;e dish is full, ;nishing with whipped
cream and the remaining cherries and chocolate on top. Makes 6-8 servings.
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